kittel

noun
kit·​tel | \ ˈkitᵊl \
plural kittel

Definition of kittel

: a white cotton or linen robe worn by Orthodox Jews on Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur and at the Passover Seder and also used as a burial shroud

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History and Etymology for kittel

Yiddish kitel, from Middle High German kitel, kietel cotton or hempen outer garment, probably from Arabic quṭn cotton

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“Kittel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kittel. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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